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" Robert and his younger brother Gilbert had been grounded a little in English, before they were put under my care. They both made a rapid progress in reading, and a tolerable progress in writing. In reading, dividing words into syllables by rule, spelling... "
The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion - Page 212
1801
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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - Poets, Scottish - 1828 - 310 pages
...sometimes to substitute synonymous expressions for poetical words ; and to supply all the ellipses. Robert and Gilbert were generally at the upper end...by far their seniors. The books most commonly used in the school were the Spelling Book, the New Testament, the Bibk, Mason's Collection of Prose and...
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The Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on ...

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1831 - 438 pages
...My pupil, Robert Burns, was then between six and seven years of age ; his preceptor about eighteen. Robert, and his younger brother, Gilbert, had been grounded a little in English before they wore put under my care. They both made a rapid progress in reading, and a tolerable progress in writing....
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1835 - 260 pages
...dividing words into syllahles hy rule, spelling without hook, parsing sentences, &c. Rohert and Gilhert were generally at the upper end of the class, even when ranged with hoys hy far their seniors. The hooks most commonly used in the schools were the Spelling Book, the...
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The Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Life

Robert Burns, John Gibson Lockhart - Scotland - 1837 - 425 pages
...My pupil, Robert Burns, was then between six and seven years of age ; his preceptor about eighteen. Robert and his younger brother Gilbert, had been grounded...In reading, dividing words into syllables by rule, »polling without book, parting sentences, fee., Robert and Gilbert were generally at the upper end...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
..." My pupil, Robert Barns, was then between six and seven years of age, ha preceptor about eighteen. Robert and his younger brother Gilbert had been grounded...by far their seniors. The books most commonly used in the school were the " Spelling Book," the " New Testament," the " Bible," "Mason's Collection of...
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The Life of Robert Burns: With a Criticism on His Writings : Originally ...

James Currie - 1838 - 76 pages
...My pupil, Robert Burns, was then between six and seven years of age; his preceptor about eighteen. Robert, and his younger brother, Gilbert, had been...grounded a little in English before they were put under ray care. They both made a rapid progress in reading, and a tolerable progress in writing. In reading,...
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The London tee-total magzine, and literary miscellany

1840
...Burns, was then between six and seven years of age, his preceptor about eighteen. Robertand hisyounger brother Gilbert had been grounded a little in English...end of the class, even when ranged with boys by far seniors. The books most commonly used in the school were the " Spelling Book," the " New Testament,"...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

1841
...Burns, are of exceeding interest, and supply much that we could not have learned in any other way. " Robert and his younger brother, Gilbert, had been...by rule, spelling without book, parsing sentences, (cc., Robert and Gilbert were generally at the upper end of the class, even when ranged with boys by...
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The Complete Works Of Robert Burns

1845
...dividing words into syllahles hy rule, spelling without hook, parsing sentences, &c. Ro. hert and Gilhert were generally at the upper end of the class, even when ranged with hoys hy far their seniors. The hooks most commonly used in the schools were the Spelling LluOk, the...
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The Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Life

Robert Burns - English poetry - 1849 - 425 pages
...My pupil, Robert Burns, was then between fix and seven years of ape ; his preceptor about eighteen. Robert and his younger brother Gilbert, had been grounded...made a rapid progress in reading, and a tolerable progre«» in writing. In reading, dividing words into syllables by rule, spelling without book, parsing...
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